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find the net
In sports that use netted goals (e.g., soccer, hurling, hockey, etc.) or hoops (e.g., basketball), to score a goal or point by sending the ball or puck into the net. Their offense played brilliantly today, but they just weren't able to find the net often enough to secure a win.
all is fish that comes to his net
A phrase that describes one's ability to make use of anything available. I don't know how Chris fixed his car with the few tools he had with him at the time, but he's so smart like that—all is fish that comes to his net.
surf the Net
to browse around in the contents of the Internet. I spend an hour a day or more surfing the Net.
cast your net wide/wider
to think about a large number of things or people when choosing the thing or person that you want If we don't get many interesting candidates this time round we may have to cast our net a little wider.See cast eye over, throw in lot with
a safety net
a system or arrangement that helps you if you have problems, especially financial problems (often + for ) The hardship fund provides a safety net for students who run out of money before they've completed their course.
slip through the net
to not be caught or dealt with by the system that should be catching or dealing with you The system is failing and mental patients who badly need help are still slipping through the net. Innocent people have been falsely convicted while the guilty ones may be slipping through the net.
n. the final result after all the assets and liabilities have balanced out. I don’t care about the little things. What is the net result?
surf the net
tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.